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October 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Holiday Park Senior Center Goes Green with Parking Lot Canopy of Solar Panels (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials recently installed a solar canopy in the parking lot of Holiday Park Senior Center. The canopy is composed of solar panels and is part of the county’s efforts to create more sustainable facilities. Find out more in this report, below:      

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September 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Car Free Day is Set for Sept. 22 (VIDEO)

Are you ready to take the pledge? Car Free Day is set for Thursday, Sept. 22nd. Find out more about Car Free Day, here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Learn More About Going Solar at a Session Set for Sept. 8 in Germantown (VIDEO)

An information session to tout a new solar cooperative in Montgomery County is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Find out more in this report, below: Learn more about the cooperative and RSVP to attend the session, here.

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert: Solar Panels (VIDEO)

Eric Friedman is the director of the Office of Consumer Protection in Montgomery County. In this latest Consumer Alert, below, Friedman has some advice about how to hire a company to install solar panels.

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August 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Gaithersburg Bans Polystyrene Food Service Products

The city of Gaithersburg is the latest to ban polystyrene disposable food service products. The new law went into effect this week, and effectively bans the sale and use of foam containers such as bowls, plates, trays, cartons, cups, egg cartons, loose fill packaging and more. Expanded polystyrene is not recyclable in Montgomery County. “Creating […]

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August 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which includes reports on a Council work session to discuss what caused a 911 outage, a zoning text amendment that would ban all non-permanent signs in the public right away, and the latest on solar panels going up at county buildings. You can watch the […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Farmers Market Opens for Growing Season (VIDEO)

The Rockville Farmers Market is open for the growing season. Rock 11 Now’s Kathy Dantzler reports there is a lot more than fruits and vegetables at this local market. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now to view more of its programming.

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April 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Montgomery County Celebrates Earth Month (VIDEO)

The month of April is known as Earth Month, and there are many volunteer opportunities to make a difference for our environment locally. Susan Stark has more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Named Tree City for 20th Consecutive Year (VIDEO)

In recognition of its commitment to effective urban forest management, Montgomery County has been named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. It’s the 20th year in a row the county has received this designation. For more, watch the County Report This Week video, below. “I am proud that Montgomery County is […]

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March 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Get Your Free Trees From Pepco

Pepco executives said the company will provide 1,350 free trees to customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland through the Energy-Saving Trees program just in time for spring gardening. It’s the sixth year of the partnership that helps customers conserve energy and reduce household electric bills through strategic tree planting. Since 2011, Pepco customers […]

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